President Trump blasted on professional athletes who recently decided to kneel during the American national anthem, saying that he found their behavior disgraceful.
Trump also went so far as to declare his indifference to whether or not his stance against the radical Black Lives Matter group would cost him votes in November, stating that if he loses for expressing that view ‘that’s O.K.’
As The Daily Wire reports:
“I think it’s disgraceful,” Trump said of the “new norm” of professional athletes kneeling for the “Star-Spangled Banner.” “I was pushing them to get open, then I see everybody kneeling during the anthem. It’s not acceptable to me.”…
The president then took on the Black Lives Matter organization, boasting about his work for the black community and slamming the activist group for their anti-police rhetoric and “Marxist” ties.
“Black Lives Matter, where did it start?” posed Trump, “Marching down streets screaming, ‘Pigs in a blanket, Fry ’em like bacon’ — they were talking about policemen, police men and women. ‘Pigs in a blanket, Fry ’em like bacon.’”…
“Hey, if I’m wrong,” he said, “I’m gonna lose an election, okay? And that’s okay with me. But I will always stand for our country and our flag.”
People are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2020